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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Allahabad Quiz - 1

1. What was the old name of Allahabad?
[A]Patliputra
[B]Magadh
[C]Indraprastha
[D]Prayaga


2. Which three rivers converge in Allahabad making it a place of Triveni Sangam?
[A]Ganges, Yamuna, Saraswati
[B]Yamuna, Saraswati, Brahmaputra
[C]Ganges, Yamuna, Brahmaputra
[D]None of the above


3. According to Hindu mythology Allahabad is believed to be the place where one of the Hindu GOD attended a sacrificial ritual. Who is HE?
[A]Brahma
[B]Vishnu
[C]Shiva
[D]Rama


4. Allahabad(Ilahabad) was renamed from the ancient name of Prayaga by which Mughal emperor?
[A]Babar
[B]Jahangir
[C]Akbar
[D]Aurangzeb


5. When was Allahabad University, 4th oldest university in India, establishd?
[A]23 Nov 1888
[B]20 Sep 1889
[C]24 Aug 1881
[D]23 Sep 1887


6. Allahabad witnessed the largest human gathering anywhere in the world with more than 70 million people for the last Kumbh Mela festival. When was it held?
[A]2006
[B]2007
[C]2008
[D]2009


7. Which of the following bollywood personality has its birth place in Allahabad?
[A]Jeetendra
[B]Dharmendra
[C]Amitabh Bachhan
[D]Shahrukh Khan


8. Who among the following Prime Ministers of India was born in Allahabad?
[A]Jawahar Lal Nehru
[B]H D Devegowda
[C]Manmohan Singh
[D]None of the above


9. As per 2011 census, Allahabad stands at which place in terms of most populous city in India?
[A]23rd
[B]25th
[C]29th
[D]32nd


10. In which year Municipal Corporation of Allahabad (also called Allahabad Nagar Nigam) came into existence?
[A]1857
[B]1864
[C]1872
[D]1947


11. Where Jawahar Planetarium is located in Allahabad?
[A]Civil Lines
[B]Inside Alfred Park
[C]Inside Anand Bhawan
[D]Inside Minto Park


12. India's first cable stayed four lane road bridge in India was buit in Allahabad on which river?
[A]Ganga
[B]Yamuna
[C]Saraswati
[D]Brahmaputra


13. What is the name of lone open university of Uttar Pradesh situated in Allahabad?
[A]IGNOU
[B]Uttar Pradesh B R Ambedkar Open University
[C]Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University
[D]Uttar Pradesh Jyotiba Phule Open University


14. Which of the following company has its manufacturing unit in Naini, Allahabad?
[A]Dabur
[B]Zandu
[C]Baidyanath Ayurved
[D]Himalaya Ayurved


15. It is the largest bookstore chain in India and is headquartered in Allahabad. The chain was founded by Emile Moreau, a French author, and TK Bannerjee, an Indian businessman in Allahabad. Name the bookstore chain.
[A]A H Wheeler & Co
[B]Upkar Prakashan
[C]Pustak Mahal
[D]Crosswords


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